Lovely new lippy!

I’m usually a neutral lipstick kinda gal. Due to my near Angelina Jolie-sized pucker I don’t like drawing attention to my mouth. Sometimes though, the siren’s call of a red lipstick reels me in and I put away the nudes and the MLBB colors and attempt a red. I think a matte red lip is one of the most badass looks you can pull off so last year I bought MAC Ruby Woo. Love the color but the formula was pure crap. It reminded me of a colored version of Lava soap ( pumice-based clay bar for removing heavy dirt from hands-very popular with mechanics and the like). Trying to apply it was akin to waterboarding for me.

Today while in the local KMart (which always surprises me with getting drug store makeup collections out before actual drugstores) I spotted a Rimmel lipstick display with MATTE lippies. Even better, though her name is on the product, Kate Moss’s busted mug was nowhere to be spotted. I only found one color out of the sea of weird pinks that I wanted-an incredible neutral red. Swatched next to Ruby Woo, it went on like butter compared to the gluestick-esque MAC formula yet still stayed matte. I’m in love!

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Above on the left is Kiss of Life compared to MAC Ruby Woo. Can you see how much more creamy the formula is of the Rimmel? This was three strokes of each lipstick. Price-wise, the Rimmel set me back $5.29 before a $2.13 coupon from their rewards program was applied. I don’t actually belong to the KMart Rewards program but when they asked for my phone number I gave my area code and “867-5309” and said my name was Jenny. Works everywhere that one! Thank you Tommy Two Tone 😉

 

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No buy FAIL.

I admit it, I’m weak. When faced with shopping temptation I often cave. I especially am susceptible to sale goggles as you will see from the pictures below. group-shotGroup shot; from L to R top row: back Maybelline Sequins for frankening, 3 Sephora by OPIs, 3 bottles of Revlon Popular (to be frankened). Bottom row: Salon Perfect Snow Flurry (I think?), the Milani holos, and 2 Barielles.

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I would bet my right arm that this bottle of Salon Perfect’s holiday LE polish (Snow Flurry) is a 100% dupe for China Glaze Frosty from a past holiday collex. I never found Frosty locally but for $3.98 it works for me. Salon Perfect is made by American International Industries, Inc. which is the parent company of China Glaze. This LE holiday display (at WalMart) also contained a dupes of other past China Glaze holiday shades like Party Hearty and Mistletoe Kisses.

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Marshall’s at lunch yesterday again yielded some pretty cool finds. These are my first Sephora by OPIs-L to R are: Never Enough Shoes, Fancy Schmancy and Don’t Be Eggnog-ious. I’m collecting copper glitters to use in frankens-they are hard to find loose! I  only ever see copper glitter offered already in a polish.

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Also from Marshall’s, Barielle Envy and Wrapped in Ribbons. I’ve never seen Envy but it has a cool duochrome thing going on. Looks really cool layered over black!

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From Rite Aid today, these were 75% off and called out to me “Add stuff to me!!!”. Revlon Popular is a cool light pink base with tiny & medium sized silver hexes. I will be adding white, gunmetal and pink glitter to see how it shakes out. Get it, SHAKES out? Franken humor LOL.

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I never had a big yen for these when they were full price because they are scattered holo particles and I am a linear holo kinda girl. But for $1.37 a pop I will make an exception.

 

Physician’s Formula has new nude liquid eye liners

Hey, I just said I was on a nail polish no buy! Total impulse buy but since I really like the pencil version of the Nude Eyes eye liners I am hoping these will be good too. If they aren’t the lighter 2 shades might make nice liquid shadows. The black one has holographic sparkly bits! shimmer-strips-liquid-metal

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One caveat-these are really small-deceptively so in fact when you see them in the package. They might be all of 4″ in length with half of that being the lid so don’t be fooled like I was.

 

A franken and my last purchase of 2012 (she says hopefully)

So I have to spend money on other people besides me this month of December. Boooooo. Just kidding, I am looking forward to shopping for The Young One, my folks and even my SO this year. To do so I have to declare a No-Buy for me though as I didn’t win that stinkin Powerball earlier this week. Today I went to this weird dollar store and came out with $1 nail polish that doesn’t suck. L.A.Colors do some really nice polishes! Not a fan of the bottle but I can overlook that for a buck a pop. I got these for frankening helpers-that pink looks like OPI’s I Lily Love You to me and the blue glitter is what I used as a base for the last pics of my franken. The green will become a jelly for a Hare-esque polish idea I’ve been mulling over since my Glitter Unique order came.

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Lunch shopping

I have an hour for lunch and I’m 5 minutes away from a medium-sized shopping area (Target, Old Navy, Ross and Marshall’s) so I often spend about 30 minutes or so each day hunting for cool stuff. Ross has always yielded awesome nail polishes and now Marshall’s has been very fruitful lately. Last month I scored all 4 of the OPI Miss Universe collection there for around $16! Ca-ching!! Yesterday I found the following there; an Orly polish from last year in Rock-It and this cool solid perfume that smells like vanilla and sugar from TokyoMilk. Check it out:

How cute is that TokyoMilk perfume? I love the whimsical packaging and the little tiny cards they include with it. Even the interior of the box was thoughtful. It’s so twee Istarted to put it back but I’ve been going through a cutesy phase lately. I nearly bought a Peter-Pan collar dress the same day but it was sleeveless and right now it’s fall. Clearly I’ve been watching too much New Girl.